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Which boots do the best football players wear?

16:50 SAST 2017/07/19
Adidas X 17.1
From Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski to Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, find out what the world's top players are rocking on their talented feet

With European football taking a break ahead of the new season, fans from across the globe will fill the void by hitting the pitch themselves ahead of the new kick-off, making this the perfect time to grab yourself a new pair of boots.

But which boots should you buy? Want to rock the same look as your idol? Well, here's what some of football's best players are currently wearing.


Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar wear Nike Mercurial boots - as do these players:

Player Club team National Team
Kingsley Coman Bayern Munich France
Alexis Sanchez Arsenal Chile
Henrikh Mkhitaryan Manchester United Armenia
Anthony Martial Manchester United France
Radja Nainggolan Roma Belgium
Kylian Mbappe Monaco France
Eden Hazard Chelsea Belgium
Philippe Coutinho Liverpool Brazil
Isco Real Madrid Spain
Casemiro Real Madrid Brazil
Luka Modric Real Madrid Croatia
Ousmane Dembele Dortmund France
Dimitri Payet Marseille France
Ivan Perisic Inter Croatia

These football boots are like socks. Their “innovative Flyknit wraps your foot fully for a second-skin fit. It combines with Flywire cables that integrate with the laces for superior lockdown,” that will do as much as any boot could in order to help you hit the back of the net as often as the legendary Portugal superstar.

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James Rodriguez and Luis Suarez wear Adidas X - as do these players

Player Club team National Team
Paulo Dybala Juventus Argentina
Romelu Lukaku Manchester United Belgium
Gareth Bale Real Madrid Wales
Marcelo Real Madrid Brazil
Andrea Belotti Torino Italy
Lucas Digne Barcelona France
Shinji Kagawa Dortmund Japan
David De Gea Manchester United Spain
Karim Benzema Real Madrid France
Alvaro Morata Real Madrid Spain
Arjen Robben Bayern Munich Netherlands
Angel Di Maria PSG Argentina
N'Golo Kante Chelsea France
Gabriel Jesus Manchester City Brazil

For creative players who are a step ahead of the opposition, these men's X 17.1 FG football boots from adidas will let you control the game. Built with a speed TECHFIT upper that offers dynamic compression to provide the perfect fit, while the SPEED SKIN upper ensures super fast movements without any wear-in time.

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Antoine Griezmann and Sergio Aguero wear Puma evoSPEED, part of the Puma ONE range - as do these players

Player Club team National Team
Marco Reus Dortmund Germany
Cesc Fabregas Chelsea Spain
Hector Bellerin Arsenal Spain
Adam Lallana Liverpool England
Nolito Sevilla Spain
Santi Cazorla Arsenal Spain
Marco Verratti, PSG Italy
Yoann Gourcuff Rennes France
Gianluigi Donnarumma Milan Italy
 Gianluigi Buffon Juventus Italy
Giorgio Chiellini Juventus Italy
Grzegorz Krychowiak PSG Poland
Diego Godin Atletico Madrid Uruguay
Olivier Giroud Arsenal France

The ultra-thin textile upper is lightweight and provides a close touch to the ball, while the new laser-cut SPEEDFRAME structure delivers support during quick turns. The super lightweight nylon outsole with a Speedtrack spine for midfoot stability offers the perfect balance between traction and acceleration when playing on firm ground.

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Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wear Nike Hypervenom - as do these players:

Player Club team National Team
Edinson Cavani PSG Uruguay
Thiago Alcantara Bayern Munich Spain
Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal France
Marcus Rashford Manchester United England
Wayne Rooney Everton England
Gonzalo Higuain Juventus Argentina
Harry Kane Tottenham England
John Stones Manchester City England
Mateo Kovacic Real Madrid Croatia
Andre Silva Milan Portugal
Mauro Icardi Inter Argentina
Riyad Mahrez Leicester City Algeria
Ricardo Quaresma Besiktas Portugal
Giovani dos Santos LA Galaxy Mexico

Made for the attacking goalscorer, the Nike Hypervenom Phatal III Dynamic Fit Firm-Ground Football Boot is designed to enable quick changes of direction on short-grass pitches.

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Paul Pogba and Mesut Ozil wear Adidas ACE - as do these players

Player Club team National Team
Juan Mata Manchester United Spain
Ivan Rakitic Barcelona Croatia
Dele Alli Tottenham England
Georginio Wijnaldum Liverpool Netherlands
Lucas Lima Santos Brazil
Koke Atletico Madrid Spain
Lucas Biglia Milan Argentina
Marc-Andre ter Stegen Barcelona Germany
Miralem Pjanic Juventus Bosnia and Herzegovina
Daley Blind Manchester United Netherlands
Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich Germany
Daniele De Rossi Roma Italy
İlkay Gundogan Manchester City Germany
Aymeric Laporte Athletic Bilbao France

Dominate the pitch with instant control. Call the shots and run the show in these Ace 17+ Pure Control FG Football Boots in Core Black, White and Blue from adidas.Built for precision, power, and stability, these boots from adidas' Blue Blast collection come with zero wear-in time thanks to the adidas Primeknit upper that moulds perfectly to your foot the instant you slip them on.

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Lionel Messi has his own boots - and nobody else should be wearing them.

“Built for the greatest player of all time,” they come with a “360 degree bandage to support explosive moments” that will help you recreate some of the Barcelona and Argentina superstar's finest moments.

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This article was produced in partnership with Amazon.